Congresswoman Barbara Lee Votes For Lifesaving, Commonsense Gun Violence Prevention Bills

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) voted to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act— two commonsense gun violence … Read More

What They Are Saying As House Passes President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

The White House released this “What They Are Saying” press release after the U.S. House of Representatives passed President Biden’s American Rescue Plan WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: House Passes President … Read More

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Applauds American Rescue Plan $1.9 Trillion Relief Package Passage

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, today applauded the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 through both chambers of … Read More

Oakland’s Budget Cuts Aren’t An Option – By Derrick Soo

Oakland’s Budget Cuts aren’t an Option by Derrick Soo From YouTube Channel: March 9, 2021 at 04:43PM ONN – Oakland’s Budget Cuts Aren’t An Option – By Derrick Soo With … Read More

President Biden Statement On International Women’s Day

Women’s history is American history — and world history. On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements, contributions, and progress of women and girls in the United States and around … Read More

President Biden Gives Remarks After The American Rescue Plan Passes The Senate

The American Rescue Plan passed the Senate on Saturday. What’s dubbed “The COVID Relief Bill” is a $1.9 trillion package of spending plans focused on making sure Americans get the … Read More

Oakland Must Establish MACRO Immediately Says The Worker Agency

Oakland Must Establish MACRO—an Alternative to Leading with Police for Mental Health Crises Response—Immediately Oakland residents, labor and elected officials are calling on the City Of Oakland to immediately implement … Read More

Oakland Mayor Schaaf’s End Teacher Supremacy March At Lake Merritt Reveals Racial Divide – Part 2

This Oakland News Now post is based on a Facebook entry by famed Oakland Hip-Hop Journalist Davey D. His text forms Part One of this series, and which you can … Read More

Buffy Wicks Oakland California Assemblymember Announces 2021 Legislative Package

Buffy Wicks slate of bills include policies to protect working families; fight California’s housing crisis; reform the Employment Development Department (EDD); and more Oakland – On Wednesday, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks … Read More

Readout of VP Kamala Harris Call With President Felix Tshisekedi Of Democratic Republic Of Congo

Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Call with President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of The Congo Vice President Kamala Harris spoke today with President Tshisekedi of the Democratic … Read More

The Defund Oakland Police Coalition Report On Reimagining Public Safety In Oakland

Oakland – Today the Defund Oakland Police Coalition released a comprehensive report in response to the draft recommendations issued by Oakland’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force (RPSTF). At a press … Read More

OUSD Asks Everyone To Be Respectful Of Each Other On Social Media And Elsewhere

Oakland Unified School District Communications Director John Sasaki sent this to Zennie62Media. OUSD Asks Everyone in the District Community to be Respectful of Each Other on Social Media and Elsewhere … Read More

Hey Bank of America – Biden-Harris Administration Paycheck Protection Program PPP Changes Announced Today

After this blogger complained about how Bank of America was handling the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Program four times, like here and here, over the weekend, BofA unlocked the … Read More

FYI Oakland: Readout Of The White House’s Meeting With Community Violence Prevention Experts

From now on, for particular Biden Administration releases that I believe would be of particular interest to the Oakland Community, I will put “FYI Oakland:” in the title of the … Read More

Oakland Police Officers Prevent A Suicide Attempt From Building

Oakland Police Officers Prevent A Suicide Attempt From Building ONN – Oakland Police Officers Prevent A Suicide Attempt From Building – vlog by Zennie62 YouTube OPD NEWS: On February 15, … Read More

Biden-Harris Administration Opens Health Insurance Special Enrollment Period On HealthCare.gov

Yesterday, the Biden-Harris Administration opened HealthCare.gov and CuidadoDeSalud.gov for a special enrollment period until May 15 to provide all Americans the opportunity to sign up for health insurance coverage amid … Read More

President Biden & VP Harris Announces Extension Of COVID-19 Forbearance, Homeowners Foreclosure Protections

As millions of Americans face continued hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic, President Biden and Vice President Harris continue to take action to help keep individuals and families in their homes. … Read More

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces Funding For COVID-19 Funeral Expenses

Washington, D.C. –– Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) today announced $2 billion in special Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds for families to afford proper funerals for their loved ones who … Read More

Executive Order Rebuilding, Enhancing Programs To Resettle Refugees, Impact Of Climate Change On Migration

Executive Order Rebuilding and Enhancing Programs to Resettle Refugees and Planning for the Impact of Climate Change on Migration REBUILDING AND ENHANCING PROGRAMS TO RESETTLE REFUGEES AND PLANNING FOR THE … Read More

All Things Co-Op: Interview With Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin

All Things Co-op: Interview with Mayor Jesse Arreguin From YouTube Channel: November 3, 2020 at 06:50AM ONN – All Things Co-Op: Interview With Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin Mayor Jesse Arreguin … Read More

Damon Connolly Interview On 2021 Goals, Objectives As Marin County District One Supervisor

Marin County District One Supervisor Damon Connolly Q and A on 2021 Goals and Priorities starting with question on COVID. Vaccine. Economic Recovery Thank you Zennie for having me on … Read More

President Biden Executive Order On Tackling The Climate Crisis At Home And Abroad

The United States and the world face a profound climate crisis. We have a narrow moment to pursue action at home and abroad in order to avoid the most catastrophic … Read More

President Biden Executive Order On Strengthening Medicaid and The Affordable Care Act

Trump lost and President Obama and Obamacare won, again. And thanks to the late Senator John McCain for his dramatic role in saving Obamacare. The Lord put Joe Biden in … Read More

Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson Speaks to LWVBAE Interns

Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson Speaks to LWVBAE Interns From YouTube Channel: December 8, 2020 at 02:14AM ONN – Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson Speaks to LWVBAE Interns League of … Read More

Biden White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese Press Briefing, January 22, 2021

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese January 22, 2021 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:03 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI: Good afternoon, … Read More

Biden Administration SBA, Economic Officials Meeting With Small Business Leaders Mentions PPP Loans

Readout of Senior Administration Economic Officials’ Meeting with Small Business Leaders and Advocates Notable that Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans were discussed, and with the objective of getting more dollars … Read More

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Second Press Briefing, January 21, 2021

White House Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, January 21, 2021 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 4:03 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI: Good afternoon. Thank you for joining us … Read More

WATCH: Kamala Harris First Speech as Vice President, Urges Country To ‘See Beyond The Crisis’

WATCH: Kamala Harris makes first speech as vice president, urges country to ‘see beyond the crisis’ From YouTube Channel: January 20, 2021 at 09:59PM ONN – WATCH: Kamala Harris First … Read More

President Joe Biden And Vice President Kamala Harris Announce Jennifer Klein and Julissa Reynoso As Co-Chairs of the White House Gender Policy Council

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Announce Co-Chairs of the White House Gender Policy Council WASHINGTON – Today, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced the … Read More

President Biden Picks Klein, Bronaugh, Palm, Trottenberg, Marten, Chopra, Gensler, For Posts

President-elect Biden Announces Additional Key Administration Posts WASHINGTON – On January 18th, President-elect Joe Biden announced a number of key administration posts: Elizabeth Klein, Deputy Secretary of the Interior; Dr. … Read More

Full Speech: President-Elect Joe Biden Blasts Trump Administration For Blocking Access During Transition

National Security Agency Review Teams Briefing Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware This post based on press release sent directly to Zennie62Media by Biden-Harris … Read More

Black Youth Organizations Letter To Oakland City Council President Kaplan On Police Press Release

The letter below was originally presented in “Rebecca Kaplan Calling On Oakland Police to Stop Criminalizing Oakland Youth” here at Oakland News Now. It was digitized for presentation here. December … Read More

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Announce Additional Members of White House Senior Staff

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Announce Additional Members of White House Senior Staff Washington – Today, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced additional members … Read More

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Statement On Latest COVID-19 Relief Package and Omnibus Deal

Washington – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, today released a statement on the latest COVID-19 relief package and omnibus bill passed in the House … Read More

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Announce Additional Members of National Economic Council

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Announce Additional Members of National Economic Council Washington – – Today, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced additional members … Read More

City Of Oakland To Cut Salaries Due To COVID-19 Pandemic-Caused $62 Million Shortfall

Oakland – On Thursday, Mayor Libby Schaaf and City Administrator Ed Reiskin shared with City of Oakland employees the stark financial reality the City faces due to extreme revenue losses … Read More

City of Oakland Opens Clifton Hall In Rockridge To Unsheltered Seniors, Begins Moving in Families

Oakland – The City of Oakland is now the official proud owner of Clifton Hall Dormitory in the amenity rich, transit-friendly Rockridge neighborhood. The 63-unit, unoccupied building will provide deeply … Read More

Lloyd Austin: President-Elect Biden’s The Atlantic Op-Ed: A Tested, Necessary, Historic Secretary of Defense

“I’ve spent countless hours with him, in the field and in the White House Situation Room. I’ve sought his advice, seen his command, and admired his calm and his character. … Read More

Oakland Community, Rebecca Kaplan, Call for Accountability For Unauthorized Overspending

Oakland — On Monday, December 7, 2020 the Oakland Finance Committee heard the FY 2019-20 Q4 & FY 2020-21 Q1 R&E Report. According to the Report from the Interim Director … Read More

City of Oakland Faces Possible $62M Budget Shortfall

Oakland, CA – The Oakland City Council’s Finance & Management Committee will hear a report from City staff this Monday afternoon that contains a stark warning: without timely action to … Read More

President-Elect Joe Biden Announces Key Members Of Health Team Including Dr. Anthony Fauci

This deeply qualified, diverse team will be ready on day one to contain the COVID pandemic; ensure the safe, free, and equitable distribution of vaccines; make sure every American has … Read More

Joe Biden Issues Statement On The 50th Anniversary of The EPA, Environmental Protection Agency

Statement by President-elect Joe Biden on the 50th Anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency More than fifty years ago, with rivers burning, pollution in air, and the public health and … Read More

President-Elect Biden Hosts a Virtual Roundtable on the Impact of COVID-19

President-Elect Biden Hosts a Virtual Roundtable on the Impact of COVID-19 From YouTube Channel: December 2, 2020 at 01:21PM ONN – We’re facing the worst economic crisis since the Great … Read More

President-Elect Joe Biden Wants Oakland, California, Atlanta, Georgia, America, To Know Economic Help Is On The Way

President-Elect Joe Biden issued this statement to the press, a message that says economic help in on the way, and that’s for every city from Oakland, California to Atlanta, Georgia, … Read More

OUSD’s Multimedia Program, Youth Beat, To Host “Fast Forward” Fundraiser Thursday Evening

OUSD’s Multimedia Program, Youth Beat, to Host “Fast Forward”, the Annual Celebration & Fundraiser for the District’s Aspiring Filmmakers on Thursday Evening; Virtual Event is Free to Public, But Reservations … Read More

President-Elect Joe Biden Delivers A Thanksgiving Address

President-elect Joe Biden Delivers A Thanksgiving Address From YouTube Channel: November 25, 2020 at 03:14PM ONN – President-Elect Joe Biden Delivers A Thanksgiving Address Tune in as President-elect Joe Biden … Read More

Governor Gavin Newsom Social Innovation Symposium: Public-Private Partnerships To Build A California For All

Social Innovation Symposium: Public-Private Partnerships to Build a California for All From YouTube Channel: November 24, 2020 at 01:48PM ONN – Governor Gavin Newsom Social Innovation Symposium: Public-Private Partnerships To … Read More

President-Elect Joe Biden Gets GSA Approval, Wins Michigan, Introduces New Cabinet Members

President-Elect Joe Biden Gets GSA Approval, Wins Michigan, Introduces New Cabinet Members From YouTube Channel: November 23, 2020 at 06:48PM ONN – President-Elect Joe Biden Gets GSA Approval, Wins Michigan … Read More

Mighty Buildings: This is like Tech and Innovation meets Housing Crisis! – Mayor of Oakland

“This is like Tech and Innovation meets Housing Crisis!” – Mayor of Oakland From YouTube Channel: November 11, 2020 at 08:11PM ONN – Mighty Buildings: This is like Tech and … Read More

Oakland Economic Recovery Council 1st Meeting Monday, May 18, 2020

Oakland Economic Recovery Council 1st Meeting Monday, May 18, 2020 The City of Oakland reports: The Mayor and the Vice Mayor/Chair of the City Council Community and Economic Development Committee … Read More

Oakland Schools OUSD Board of Education Votes to Adopt Climate Emergency Action Resolution

OUSD Board of Education Votes to Adopt Climate Emergency Action Resolution Oakland – On Wednesday, October 28, the OUSD Board of Education took bold action in declaring a climate emergency … Read More

Mayor Schaaf and I Agree on Oakland’s Homeless and Alameda County Fairgrounds – by Derrick Soo

Mayor Schaaf and I AGREE on with Oakland’s Homeless by Derrick Soo ONN – Mayor Schaaf and I Agree on Oakland’s Homeless and Alameda County Fairgrounds – by Derrick Soo … Read More

City of Oakland Granted $17M to Develop More Than 100 Units to House Unsheltered Residents

Oakland – The City of Oakland sent a press release to provide more background on the funds Eliane Brown secured for her housing project. Oakland reports that as part of … Read More

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf With America’s Mayors Lori Lightfoot, Jacob Frey, Michael Tubbs

America’s Mayors on Crisis and Change with Lori Lightfoot, Jacob Frey, Libby Schaaf, & Michael Tubbs From YouTube Channel: September 30, 2020 at 05:18PM ONN – This year has tested … Read More

Serenity Henderson Teen Mom Shot In Berkeley, Councilmember Ben Bartlett Wants Violence To Stop

Serenity Henderson Teen Mom Killed In Berkeley Shooting, Councilmember Ben Bartlett Wants Gun Violence To Stop From YouTube Channel: October 23, 2020 at 02:31AM ONN – Serenity Henderson Teen Mom … Read More

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